I've made some progress in Gb. I finally came up with a melodic idea over those chords. It's taken a few days, but I am in this for the long haul, so it doesn't really matter. Next up will be the key of B (5 # s). At that point I'll know all the "flat" keys and so I won't really bother with E, A, and D too much.
Now if I can get my running going, I will be doing well. I has some asthma issues in the Fall, and then took on some care-giving duties for my amiga who had some broken bones after a bad bicycle accident. Then, with the cold weather and all of that, the running fell by the wayside.